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New Study Estimates Amount of Urine in Swimming Pools

New Study Estimates Amount of Urine in Swimming Pools

Researchers from the University of Alberta, Edmonton have estimated the amount of urine in swimming pools. After checking water samples from 31 swimming pools, the team reported that on an average swimming pool contains 75 liters of human urine. The study was conducted in swimming pools in two Canadian cities.

Subway chicken contains just around 50% chicken DNA: Lab Test

Subway chicken contains just around 50% chicken DNA: lab test shows

Chicken served at a popular sandwich chain contains just around 50 per cent chicken DNA, a test conducted at Trent University’s Wildlife Forensic DNA Lab revealed.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) got chicken from numerous fast food chains, including Subway, McDonald’s and A&W, tested by a team of researchers at Wildlife Forensic DNA Lab. While most of the scores were 85 to 90 per cent chicken DNA, chicken served at Subway eateries was found containing only around 50 per cent chicken DNA.

Hair Loss Among Men Could Help Predict Risk of Prostate Cancer: Research

Hair Loss Among Men Could Help Predict Risk of Prostate Cancer: Research

Hair loss could be linked to risk of prostate cancer among men, according to a research conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Toronto. The research team evaluated cases of male pattern baldness and found a strong link between hair loss and prostate cancer risk. The Canadian research team added that high level of testosterone is considered as a reason behind hair loss and prostate malignancy. However, men facing hair loss should not start worrying about the results of this study.

Tiny moth named after Donald Trump

Tiny moth named after Donald Trump

A recently discovered tiny moth that has helmet-like cluster of yellow-white scales atop its head has been named after President-elect Donald Trump, the journal ZooKeys reported.

Dr. Vazrick Nazari, an evolutionary biologist from Ottowa, Canada, said the moth with a wingspan of merely 0.4 inches encouraged them to name it Neopalpa donaldtrumpi because it has yellow and white scales on its head resembling Trump’s signature hairstyle.

Humans Arrived in North America Nearly 10,000 Years Earlier than Past Estimates: Study

Humans Arrived in North America Nearly 10,000 Years Earlier than Past Estimates: Study

Humans arrived in North America nearly 14,000 years ago as per earlier estimates but a new research conducted by researchers from Université de Montréal' and University of Oxford claims that humans might have reached North America around 24,000 years ago. The study team made these claims after evaluating animal bones found in the northwestern Yukon's Bluefish caves in Canada. The bones have imprints from human-made tools. Some of the bones found in the northwestern Yukon's Bluefish caves are as old as 24,000 years.

Researchers find common morning sickness drug ineffective

Researchers find common morning sickness drug ineffective

A pill routinely taken by millions of pregnant women for getting rid of morning sickness may not be as effective as it claims to be, a new research suggested.

The morning sickness drug called pyridoxine-doxylamine, which is sold as Diclegis in the United States and as Diclectin in Canada, has been in use since the 1970s. An older version of the drug has been used since the 1950s.

Study co-author Dr. Navindra Persaud, of St. Michael’s Hospital and Canada’s University, and colleagues reviewed data from a decades-old trial and found little evidence that the drug is effective.

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Canadian military investigating mysterious Arctic pinging noise

Canadian military investigating mysterious Arctic pinging noise

Canadian military officials have confirmed that a strange pinging sound coming from the sea floor in an isolated region of the Arctic is under investigation.

The mysterious sound is coming from the sea floor in the remote Arctic waters of the Fury & Hecla Strait, adjacent to Canada’s least populated province Nunavut. Local people reported that the strange sound is scaring animals away.

A military aircraft carried out numerous multi-sensor searches in the remote area, but failed to explain the precise cause of the acoustic anomalies.

Two research teams demonstrate quantum teleportation

Two research teams demonstrate quantum teleportation

Two research teams, one from Canada and one in China, have demonstrated quantum teleportation across four-mile cables. The researchers have teleported photons across the cables, paving the way for a quantum internet.

Scientists said that the technology could influence the future of the internet. Quantum scientist Wolfgang Tittel who led the University of Calgary study was of the view that such a type of network would help establish a secure communication and also let distant quantum computers to connect.

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New sensor detects deadly E.coli bacteria quickly and cost-effectively than traditional technologies

New sensor detects deadly E.coli bacteria quickly and cost-effectively than traditional technologies

A new sensor has been developed that that detects E.coli bacteria in mere 15 to 20 minutes, much faster than traditional lab tests. A team of researchers from the Photonics Research Center at the University of Quebec in Outaouais, Canada along with the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur have developed the new sensor that is not only more effective, but also cost-effective.

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Ancient fecal specimen confirms Orthacanthus sharks ate their babies

Ancient fecal specimen confirms Orthacanthus sharks ate their babies

Researchers have discovered juvenile shark teeth in the fossilized poor of the Orthacanthus sharks that were found in a coal field in Canada. The findings show that this ancient species of shark that lived around 300 million years ago used to indulge in filial cannibalism, a behavior in which adults of the species eat their own young.

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